I shared some thoughts with the News Decoder website. The original article is here . Here is the text: By David Schlesinger At the beginning of March, as the coronavirus crisis began to ravage Italy, Rome’s ambassador to the European Union wrote pointedly on the Politico news site that only a far-away friend, well outside..
I contributed the following to China File on Hong Kong’s recent protests and its relationship with China. The full discussion can be found here What defines China? This month’s massive protests in Hong Kong, whose triumphant return from colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 only put off the ultimate question of what happens in..
New tanks and new fighters – Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen hints that the US may be ready to risk China’s anger and sell the island some upgrades. I discuss Tsai’s Palau, Nauru and Marshall Islands jaunt and her crucial Hawaii stop over with Monocle radio. You can listen here:
The always heated rhetoric between China and Taiwan has ratcheted up another notch at the Lunar New Year, with China even issuing a soft-porn like military video entitled “My War Eagles Are Flying Around The Treasured Island”. The video, which should be seen to be believed, can be viewed here. Monocle radio invited Professor Steven..
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is heading for visits with two of the island’s 18 remaining official, formal allies with diplomatic relations (Paraguay and Belize), with all-important symbolic stopovers in the United States. I discussed the issue on Monocle radio.
With Beijing successfully pressuring foreign airlines to stop referring to Taiwan as a separate region, and instead show the implication that it is a part of China, the issue of the island’s status is again in the news. I discussed the issue on Monocle radio 24.
Taiwan is conducting its “war game” simulation just weeks after China did its own – all this in a key period of Asia diplomatic maneuverings. On June 12, the US will open its revamped quasi-embassy in Taipei, the very same day that President Trump is due to meet North Korea’s Kim Jun Un. Monocle Radio..